NOAA-14, All Instruments, Pitch Over maneuver Postponed, Until Further Notice - Issued: 14 July 2006; 1400 UTC

A NOAA-14 Nitrogen Pressure Anomaly has caused the planned maneuver to be postponed.

Date/Time(UTC) Message Issued:
13 July 2006, 1400 UTC

Satellite(s) Involved:

Instrument(s) Involved:
All instruments

Product(s) Involved/Affected:
All Products/no data available

Date/Time(UTC) of Initial Implementation:

Details/Specifics of Change:
SOCC reports the following:
It is necessary to postpone the planned pitch over maneuver on NOAA-14, that was scheduled for 19 July 2006, until further notice. The decision was reached after further analysis on the nitrogen tank pressure readings. The N2 Nitrogen pressure mnemonic started flagging as the sun angle reached its lowest point on the spacecraft a little over 1 week ago. Engineers are reviewing options of possible actions that will address the tank pressure. Some action is necessary regardless of the maneuver. Users can check the NOAA website for updates.

Contact Person(s) Name/Email/Phone Number for Questions:
Emily Harrod 301-457-5247 ext. 117 level 1B operations support
Renee Smith-Dearing 301-817-4117 satellite operations support

Web site(s) that contain other relevant information (where applicable): - History of level 1B notices - All user notices - SOCC polar satellite status - SOCC geostationary satellite status - SOCC morning reports

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